Same Team πŸ‘ˆ

Same Team πŸ‘ˆ

I'm going to describe a scene to you, and if you've ever been to a child's basketball game, you'll know right away what I'm talking about. During a youth basketball game, the kids are always very aware of the score, and these little people on the court can get pretty...

At Last. The Truth About Strength πŸ’™

At Last. The Truth About Strength πŸ’™

We all have different interpretations of what it means to be strong during a crisis. But, so often, when we find ourselves in the thick of it, our perception of what we should or shouldn't reasonably be able to handle can be a little off.Β  When I found out my child...

The One Powerful Thing We Often Downplay βš“

The One Powerful Thing We Often Downplay βš“

"Looking back on it now, was there anything I did at the time that you think was either helpful or harmful in getting you through the challenges you faced after your arrest?" That's the question I asked my child as I prepared to record Episode 6 of Unyielding. The...

Affecting One Directly and All Indirectly

Affecting One Directly and All Indirectly

Martin Luther King Jr said, β€œWhatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.” Β  One of the valuable lessons I learned from having a child in...

“Don’t Tell Dad”

“Don’t Tell Dad”

Have you ever heard those words? Whether the words came from your child or you, it's a sure-fire sign that you are headed down the wrong path. I don't say that in judgment. I say it because I've been on that path more times than I care to recall, and it never took me...

Exposing Shame

Exposing Shame

If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame cannot survive. -Brene Brown How did I let this happen? That was my first thought.Β  What were the signs I missed? Where were my missteps? Although I was far from perfect, I truly...